Preparing For Job Loss
It is a scary thought that there is a possibility that you may lose your job during the COVID-19 pandemic. If you have not lost your job, you may have experienced a reduction in your income. Many businesses have given the option to their employees to take their allotted vacation or to proceed on no-pay leave. Other companies have committed to paying their staff during the pandemic. What is the reality for you? Do you foresee the possibility of losing your only source of income? Do you have a plan of action? We have some tips that will help you plan for these potential circumstances.
Revise and Update your Résumé
As employers make tough decisions today, they will face scrutiny tomorrow. There is a life after COVID-19 and some companies may decide to relieve their staff of their duties or place them on no-pay leave. You should revisit your résumé and revise and update its contents. You must prepare for the onslaught of job advertisements that will follow the pandemic period. You are a competitive professional, and if one company does not see your value, others will, once you market yourself effectively. You can take a look at some tips for revising your résumé here. If you need a FREE review of your résumé you can send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Revise your Cover Letter
If writing is not your skill, this is the perfect time to re-write your Cover Letter. Remember the Cover Letter is your opportunity to explain to your potential employer how you would have attained your skills and abilities. You can find our helpful tips to write your Cover Letter here. If you need a FREE review of your cover letter you can also send us an email at email@example.com. The Cover Letter marries the résumé. The résumé explains ‘what’ whereas the Cover Letter explains ‘how’. Once you write, structure and balance these two perfectly, they both will explain to your potential employer why they should hire you.
We have seen the potential for layoffs occurring soon. Many companies are placing employees on no-pay leave, as opposed to dismissing them. In principle, if you do get an opportunity to work with an essential company, you will have to submit a resignation letter to your current employer. If you get an opportunity to work with a company following the pandemic period, you must ask yourself why. Did the company relieve one of their staff members and are now seeking a replacement? Ask yourself the question, do you want to work for an employer who is not committed to their staff during times of crisis or difficulties?
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Save! Save! Save!
If you have been designated as an essential employee, this is your moment to save your earnings, especially if your saving practices have not been healthy. Commercial stores, restaurants, clubs, casinos and bars are now closed. There are very few avenues for temptation to spend your earnings. Reallocate your entertainment allowance to your savings pool. We are in an unpredictable and unprecedented situation, where the details of COVID-19 are changing on an hourly basis. What may be
essential today may not be essential tomorrow. The message that COVID-19 does not discriminate is perpetuated by all world leaders. Connective Pros believes that the same applies for all indirect effects. We must prepare for any eventuality while remaining calm and prepared.
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